Setting up your boat
Boats are identified by their individual sail numbers and it is important that these are applied correctly to the sails. Guidance on the rules covering the size and placement of the Class insignia and the numbers can be found here (opens in new window).
Sailing and Racing
Racing is governed by the current version of the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) supplemented where necessary by the MYA Standard Sailing Instructions (SSI).
Hard copies of the RRS can be obtained from bookshops, online or the Royal Yachting Association. An online version of the RRS is available here (opens in new window).
John Male has produced a digest of the rules that skippers really need to know. Click here to view these.
NEW - Peter Sutton has written a guide to RRS - here (new window)
The current version of the MYA SSI can be found here (opens in new window).
One of the important duties of all skippers is to act as observer during racing. The MYA has produced guidance notes to help skippers carry out this task and the document can be found in the MYA Handbook and also here.